Queensland + The Barrier Reef

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The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most of the resorts have resisted planning celebrations, but a huge soiree is not why you go to a pri...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
With a third of the world's coral and more than 1,500 species of fish, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. So when Cairns-based Sunlover Cruises announced in February a plan to construct a freestanding...
Want to sightsee the Michael Phelps way?The British outfit SwimTrek (44-208/696-0764; www.swimtrek.com; six-day trips from $889), which conducts group tours that substitute breaststrokes for buses, now offers aquatic journeys around the Great Barr...
The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours. The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert. Below you, flat expanses of dry, brown earth extend in every direction, punctuated only by twisti...
So many resorts, so little time—and such a wide margin for error. That's the dilemma on the Great Barrier Reef, a 1,240-mile sweep of spectacular biodiversity off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia (and, before we forget to mentio...